Charles Bauerle (Ohio, active 1855-1860). Signed at bottom left partially obscured by frame.
Oil on canvas; 27” x 34”
Bauerle was a book illustrator and engraver working in Cincinnati with the artist Henry Lovie (1829-1875) in the late 1850’s. The partnership ended in 1860. This charming scene offers a story of its own utilizing Bauerle’s strengths as an illustrator.